Celebrated Cape Town-based media specialist and the former editor of the Cape Times and Cape Argus will be a weekly presence on Cape Town Etc.
Abarder, who recently launched his book, Hack with a Grenade, is among the country’s most influential media voices.
? I'll be signing copies of #HackWithAGrenade purchased from @ExclusiveBooks at Cavendish Square on Saturday, 17 April 2021, from 10am for 10.30am. Come over for a chat, a personalised copy and a pic.
Would love to see you all there! pic.twitter.com/HDNN9wr6en
— Gasant Abarder (@GasantAbarder) April 11, 2021
Abarder’s “A slice of Gasant Abarder” launches on Wednesday morning, April 13 and will reflect his social commentary, known to be intense, insightful and on occasion incredibly humorous.
Some exciting news tomorrow… watch this space! ?
— Gasant Abarder (@GasantAbarder) April 12, 2021
Highbury Media’s Head of Digital Content, Mark Keohane, lauded Abarder’s standing within the South African media landscape, but more significantly his voice within the Western Cape.
“One of the biggest strategic drives for Cape Town Etc is to put the Etc into Cape Town, and no-one symbolises that Etc more than Gasant in his writing and his influence in this province of ours. He was always a strong presence when editing the newspaper institutions that are the Cape Times and the Cape Argus and was at the forefront of several inspiring social upliftment initiatives. Equally, he has always asked the hard questions of those who govern. His voice is a delight, whether he is making you laugh or making you ask questions of yourself,” said Keohane.
“Cape Town Etc recently appointed a very talented young editor in Robyn Simpson and introduced several exciting and talented voices on the platform. Having someone of Gasant’s stature will be an inspiration to this young team, as well as a treat for our readers.”
Abarder’s column will appear every Tuesday, starting on April 13.